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6 Weeks Postpartum Heavy Period Breastfeeding
Im 6 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding i started my period its very heavy with pelvic and low back ache,heavy painful feet and legs is this normal?
Unfortunately - yes: Your symptoms are common among postpartum women especially if not using an oral contraceptives. Modern OCPs do not interfere with breast feeding if the milk is well established nor does it have significant passage in the milk. They will help reduce the bleeding, pain and heaviness. At 6 weeks you are due to see your OB, so discuss this and find a solution that is best for you. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
I'm 6 weeks postpartum. Not breastfeeding. Still no period. Actively trying again. Is it possible to ovulate after giving birth before getting period?
I have a paragaurd IUD and am still breastfeeding my period returned about 4 months postpartum and was light and irregular but this past one now at 6 ?
10 Weeks postpartum and exclusively breastfeeding. Had a period at 5 weeks. I'm 5 days late with thicker white dishcharge. Is this pregnancy?
Maybe. Maybe not.: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
9weeks postpartum. I bleed after exercising only. I already had my 6week and everything was good. I am exclusively breastfeeding so its not my period?
Normal: Breast feeding inhibits ovulation, so you are correct the bleeding is not your period. Because you are not yet ovulating, you are not producing the estrogen necessary to heal the uterus after your delivery - that allows the spotting and bleeding to linger, sometimes for up to several months. That is normal. ...Read more
I have a paragaurd am seven months postpartum and still breastfeeding. My period retired and this one has lasted over two weeks. Should i worry?
Do not worry: Just consult with the doctor that put in the iud. He/she can make sure you are not expelling the iud. ...Read more
Am 13 weeks post partum. Exclusive breastfeeding. Got period just before 12 weeks and am bleeding again w. mild cramping. Normal? Concerning? Call dr?
Mild?: You can call your doctor anytime but if bleeding/cramping is mild I'd watch for a few days. If worsening or lasts longer call the doctor. Good wishes and good luck. ...Read more
Could i be pregnant at 7 weeks postpartum? Had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago not sure if it could happen so soon? Breastfeeding so no period yet.
I am 11 months post partum with my son and am still breastfeeding three times a day. My period has not yet returned. I test each month just to make sure that I am not pregnant. On Saturday I took a first signal pregnancy test from walmart and it came back
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